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Community Connections Program

March 26, 2022

Are you looking to gain valuable work experience for Summer 2022?  Columbia College’s Community Connections program is looking for students to take on paid employment with local non-profit and community benefit organizations for a 14-week placement (May to August).

Student eligibility:

  • Must be a current Columbia College student and will be enrolled for the Summer 2022 semester
  • Eligible to work in Canada and must have a valid Social Insurance Number
  • Good academic standing; not on academic probation
  • Must have completed at least 20+ credits as well as ENG 100 (OK if you are currently in the process of completing 20+ credits or close to 20 credits)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is considered an asset
  • Previous experience working or volunteering with non-profit organizations is considered an asset
  • Must be eligible and willing to complete a Criminal Record Check

Key Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Extended to March 26
  • Initial screening interview: March 22-25
  • Organization Interviews with shortlisted students: Mid to Late April  
  • Externship Placements: May – August 2022

Watch last semester’s info session here if you missed it: Community Connections Info Session (Nov 17)

Read up more about the Community Connections program here and through our info sheet.

List participating organizations (Click to read more about each organization):

*Participating organizations are subject to change.  More organizations may be added in the following weeks

Send your resume AND cover letter to Career Advisor, Linus Leow, at [email protected]. Deadline to apply is March 26.

Cover letter should include reasons as to why you are looking to get experience with local, community based, non-profit organizations.


March 26, 2022
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Columbia College
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Vancouver, BC V6A0C1 Canada
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